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About Adam Lacey
Adam Lacey (Head of Sales) graduated from Nottingham University in 2009 with a First Class degree in European Politics. He started his career at London car club Streetcar (now Zipcar) on their graduate scheme where he led on the sales effort into property developments and later moved into B2B partnerships. In 2012 Adam moved to Filtered in the company’s first formal sales role.

What we learnt from teaching 1 million consumers

Posted on Oct 02, 2018 by Adam Lacey

Answer: People buy online courses but they rarely complete them.

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Topics: consumer, million

Continuous Learning - A Hackers Guide

Posted on Sep 06, 2018 by Adam Lacey

Getting people to be proactive about their own learning in an organisation is not easy. It takes time, commitment and leadership buy-in to really work, but it is possible. The issue with any task that looks insurmountable is where to start. What ripples are required to make the tidal wave of change you need?

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Topics: Learning, Learning & Development

The Launch Playbook - How to Launch a New Learning Initiative

Posted on Feb 21, 2018 by Adam Lacey

When you are launching a new learning initiative at your organisation there are loads of things to consider. Like any big project, knowing where to start is half the problem.

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Hello World: Windows 10 Available on July 29

Posted on Jun 05, 2015 by Adam Lacey

Today, I’m excited to share the availability date for Windows 10. In fact, I thought I’d let Cortana, the world’s most personal digital assistant, share the news. You can ask Cortana for the answer, or if you don’t have a Windows phone or a PC running the Windows 10 Insider Preview handy – you can hear it for yourself here:

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Topics: Microsoft Office

How to Create a PivotTable in Excel

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 by Adam Lacey

The PivotTable is one of the simplest yet most effective tools available in Microsoft Excel. It is by far the quickest and easiest way to analyse a dataset. It is a function that sounds complex but in actual fact is very simple if you follow a few simple steps. In this blog post I will show you how to conduct some basic analysis on a dataset by creating a PivotTable. For the purposes of this example I will be using Excel 2013.

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Topics: Microsoft Excel, Analysis

What is The Difference Between Office 365 and Office 2013?

Posted on Aug 24, 2014 by Adam Lacey

What is Office 365? And how is it different from Office 2013? This is certainly a question we at Filtered have been asked a few times so I will do my best in this blog post to answer it for you.

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Topics: Microsoft Office

20 Principles for Good Spreadsheet Practice

Posted on Jun 24, 2014 by Adam Lacey

Excel is often at the heart of business decisions big and small. The modern day business runs on data and in a lot of companies, spreadsheets and specifically Excel is the tool people use to manipulate their data. Excel is brilliantly accessible, people can start creating simple models and manipulating data sets with some basic training.

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Topics: Productivity

5 Top Tips for Moving from Face to Face to Online Training

Posted on Jun 08, 2014 by Adam Lacey

As an online training provider we speak to a lot of companies who are trying to work out what is the best way to train their staff. In some situations the training need dictates the training type, i.e. forklift operation training probably requires an instructor lead face to face approach. Whereas software and programme training can realistically be done in an online or e-learning format. The big question L&D Managers or those responsible for training have to answer is: 

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Topics: Microsoft Excel, Online Learning

Uber & protecting Excel files

Posted on Dec 19, 2013 by Adam Lacey

Uber, the company that allows you to book a car via a mobile app made the news in the last few weeks as their sales dashboard was leaked to the press. Not only did it show that Uber as a company is doing incredibly well (this article tells you more), it also highlights the importance of protecting your work. Whilst it doesn't look like Uber were using Excel, having the right levels of protection on your Excel files is crucial to a lot of firms.

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Topics: Microsoft Excel